Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Here is something I threw together one night and we loved it!  It's a variation on Caprese salad (one of our favorites) with chicken and of course all of it baked in the oven.

Oh and yes, this is me, 1st Man, cooking dinner, ha!

Other than olive oil, salt and pepper, these are all the ingredients. 

1 1/2 lbs diced chicken breast
4 cups shredded collard greens
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup diced tomatoes (about 1 large or 2 medium)
4 basil leaves, chopped
8 oz mozzarella, diced
1 tsp Italian seasoning
olive oil, salt, pepper

These are collards from our garden.  I rolled up stacks of leaves and then sliced them, turning them into wonderful chiffonade strips...

I put them on a sheet pan, and drizzled them with olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.  Then I tossed it and spread it out in an even layer...

I missed a picture step, but I also tossed the cubed chicken in a bit of olive oil and 1 tsp of Italian seasoning.  Next, I scattered it around on top of the collard greens...

Then I sprinkled the tomatoes and mushrooms all around the chicken...  

Lastly, spread the mozzarella cubes and finally sprinkle the chopped basil on top of it all...

Pop in the oven at 400 degrees.  Bake for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is done.  At about 15 minutes in, I pulled it out and poured off the liquid that had come from the collards and the tomatoes.  That keeps it nice and 'roasted'.   

At the end, I did change the temperature to "broil" and moved it to the top rack for 5 minute, just to he brown it off a bit.  

Dish it up, serve and enjoy.  It's really good.  The collards are tender, the chicken is good, and the cheese has melted and is ooey gooey wonderful.

And this is even healthy(ish). Low carb, no sugars, just meat and veggies.  Enjoy!


  1. I suppose you could use any green veggie if you didn't want or have collards. It does look good. I'll pin it so I'll have it to refer to.

  2. Wow, this looks delicious! I love collards, but this would be good with or without them.

  3. I am in a state of awe. Is there no limit to your talents? I am quite jealous actually. An invitation to dinner would have cheered me up considerably. Oh well. Geo.

  4. did you give 2nd man time off from the kitchen?

  5. Wow, your cooking skills are impressive also! Looks really delicious! And you got to use vegetables from your own garden.
    Hope y'all stayed warm today on this very cold, icy day.

  6. That sound delicious! Going to try this while collards are available!

  7. Love making them sheet pan dinners...........Easy Peasy

  8. oh my looks wonderful....you guys always have the best recipes ! thanks for sharing and this is something that the ingredients are at the store and its not expensive. And I might add its company for dinner worthy! A loaf of artisan bread and a glass of wine.....perfect! thanks for sharing


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